Budget Cupid is here to help put a little romance in your life for less this Valentine’s Day with 10 cheap date ideas!
Enjoy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Champagne by the Fireplace
How romantic, just like a scene out of the movies! Take it one step further and make the chocolate dipped strawberries together:
- Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe:
- Wash and thoroughly dry 1 pound of fresh strawberries.
- Melt a 12 oz. package of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of shortening in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and microwave in additional 30 second increments if needed, stir until smooth.
- Hold the strawberries by the stem and dip, place on wax paper to harden.
Revisit Your Wedding Album
Cozy up by the fireplace and rekindle the flame as you look though your wedding album! How’s that for a FREE DATE NIGHT!
Dine In, Not Out
Cook a nice dinner together and dine by candlelight. Try a some new recipes or recreate a meal you saw on Food Network.
My all time favorite date with my husband was when we took a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hiking, picnics and sunsets…how romantic is that?
A Walk on the Beach
If you live in a warm climate, and you’re near the beach – take a walk, hold hands, collect shells and enjoy a glass of wine.
Wine Tasting at Home
Ask your local wine store to recommend a few cheap wines then cover the bottles in brown paper bags, taste and rate. You just might discover a new favorite cheap wine! Don’t forget to pick up a nice loaf of French bread from the bakery and a couple of deli cheeses.
If you’re looking for a cheap date, the $200 couples massage at the local spa is most likely out of the question, but a massage at home can be much more romantic! Check out an instructional book or watch an instructional You Tube video together, take turns giving each other a massage and RELAX!
Half & Half
If you can’t decide what to do for Valentine’s Day, each of you should plan an activity. Maybe you plan dinner and your spouse picks a movie? Celebrate the entire weekend, and you can each be in charge of a day. Add to the romance by surprising each other with your plans.
Yes, romantic games do exist!
There’s nothing better than curling up together on the couch with a warm snuggly blanket and watching a romantic movie! My personal favorite? Love Actually!